Sen. Carper Statement on Passing of Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter

WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) gave this statement on the passing of his former colleague in the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter:

“In a time when Washington D.C. is badly divided, we need bridge builders. Arlen Specter was foremost among them.  For many of his years in the U.S. Senate, he was a Republican and later on a Democrat. Regardless of which party Arlen caucused with, he sought to bring Democrats and Republicans together to get things done for our country. It was a privilege to serve with him in the Senate and to know him as a friend and as a neighbor. We miss him. I send my very deepest sympathy to his wife, Joan, and his family on their loss and on ours.”